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Cougars Dip After Three Straight Losses In BIG-PAC Power Poll

Oct 27, 2022, 1:10 PM
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BYU WR Puka Nacua (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – The BYU Cougars have dropped significantly after losing their third straight game in week eight of the BIG-PAC Power Poll.

The Cougars once held a top-six ranking in the BIG-PAC Power Poll, but losses to Notre Dame, Arkansas, and Liberty have put them in a free fall.

The Utah Utes meanwhile looked to hold onto their top-five ranking coming off a bye week after beating USC.

Here’s Week Eight of the BIG-PAC Power Poll from the Jake and Ben Show on the KSL Sports Zone.

BIG-PAC Power Poll: Week Eight

  1. Colorado (1-6) lost to Oregon State 42-9 (Last week 23 no movement) 

Next Opponent vs. Arizona State

  1. California (3-4) lost to Washington 28-21 (Last week 22 no movement) 

Next Opponent vs. Oregon

  1. Arizona State (2-5) lost to Stanford 15-14 (Last week 21 no movement) 

Next Opponent @ Colorado

  1. Iowa State (3-4) coming off Bye Week (Last week 20 no movement) 

Next Opponent vs. Oklahoma

  1. West Virginia (3-4) lost to Texas Tech 48-10 (Last week 17 dropped 2 spots)   

Next Opponent vs. TCU

  1. Stanford (3-4) Beat Arizona State 15-14 (Last week 19 climbed 1 spot) 

Next Opponent @ UCLA

  1. Arizona (3-3) coming off Bye Week (Last week 18 climbed 1 spot) 

Next Opponent vs. USC

  1. BYU (4-4) lost to Liberty 41-14 (Last week 12 dropped 4 spots biggest drop) 

Next Opponent vs. East Carolina 

  1. Oklahoma (4-3) coming off Bye Week (Last week 15 no movement)  

Next Opponent @ Iowa State

  1. Baylor (4-3) beat Kansas 35-23 (Last week 16 climbed 2 spots) 

Next Opponent @ Texas Tech

  1. Kansas (5-3) lost to Baylor 35-23 (Last week 11 dropped 2 spots) 

Next Opponent Bye Week

  1. Washington State (4-3) coming off Bye Week (Last week 13 climbed 1 spot)   

Next Opponent vs. Utah

  1. Texas Tech (4-3) beat West Virginia 48-10 (Last week 14 climbed 3 spots)  

Next Opponent vs. Baylor

  1. Texas (5-3) lost to Oklahoma State 41-34 (Last week 8 dropped 2 spots) 

Next Opponent Bye Week

  1. Washington (6-2) beat California 28-21 (Last week 10 climbed 1 spot) 

Next Opponent Bye Week

  1. Kansas State (5-2) lost to TCU 38-28 (Last week 7 dropped 1 spot) 

Next Opponent vs. Oklahoma State

  1. Oregon St (6-2) beat Colorado 42-9 (Last week 9 climbed 2 spots) 

Next Opponent Bye Week

  1. USC (6-1) coming off Bye Week (Last week 6 no movement) 

Next Opponent @ Arizona

  1. UCLA (6-1) lost to Oregon 45-30 (Last week 1 dropped 4 spots) 

Next Opponent vs. Stanford

  1. Utah (5-2) coming off Bye Week (Last week 4 no movement)

Next Opponent @ Washington State

  1. Oklahoma St (6-1) Beat Texas 41-34 (Last week 5 climbed 2 spots) 

Next Opponent @ Kansas State

  1. Oregon (6-1) beat UCLA 45-30 (Last week 3 climbed 1 spot) 

Next Opponent @ California

  1. TCU (7-0) beat Kansas State 38-28 (Last week 2 climbed 1 spot) 

Next Opponent @ West Virginia

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